Yes. The point I was going t make - does the connector actually get hot? I mean, run it for a while, pull it out and feel it. I can't believe for a minute there's enough juice going through that to melt plastic - power connectors should have very low resistance! Whatever's causing the discoloration, check it's not heat first.bbrosemer said:Did anyone stop to think that rather then melting that the discoloration was caused by the clicking in and out of the magsafe. That is a pretty strong magnet pulling the metal into a small hole this could easily cause some denting or discoloration over time.
Totaly agree.remowilliams said:I don't see any signs of melting on either of those connectors.
What I DO see is lots of physical wear. Even the adapter symbol on the outsides of both of those cases is worn off. It looks like someone has plugged and unplugged the thing like a million times already.
Also - the magsafe connector does not get hot...
CoMpX said:It does not look like melting, if anything, it looks like the chrome plating of the plug itself has rubbed off and stuck to the inside of the port. Either that, or the gray paint inside the port has worn off to reveal bare metal.
Again, it is difficult to tell because the picture is not the best possible to diagnose what the problem is.
The problem may not be magsafe per se. Maybe its the heat from the overheating mobo thats just manifesting in the plastic melting in the magsafe connector...applemacdude said:no the plastic on the magsafe port is melting off to the point where it hits the metal casing of the macbook
which shoudnt be happening in the first place..Fukui said:The problem may not be magsafe per se. Maybe its the heat from the overheating mobo thats just manifesting in the plastic melting in the magsafe connector...